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Here are the best Netflix original drama shows currently streaming right now. Featuring historical dramas, murder mysteries, and crime dramas, this list of Netflix drama originals is updated with new and popular shows. What is the best Netflix original drama series?

The latest and newest Netflix original drama shows feature Hollywood's biggest stars, like Claire Foy, Jason Bateman, Pedro Pascal, and Robin Wright. Must-watch Netflix original dramas include House of Cards, The Crown, Narcos, You, and 13 Reasons Why.  

Vote up the best original drama series on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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Gypsy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Naomi Watts, Billy Crudup, Sophie Cookson
Gypsy is a television drama series created by Lisa Rubin for Netflix. Naomi Watts plays a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’

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Ozark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz
Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial planner Marty Byrde (Jason Bateman) must suddenly relocate his family (Laura Linney) from Chicago to a ...more

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You is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail, Shay Mitchell
You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, based on the novel by Caroline Kepnes. A clever bookstore manager (Penn Badgley) relies on ...more

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Sense8 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Aml Ameen, Doona Bae, Jamie Clayton
Sense8 (Netflix, 2015) is an American science fiction drama web television series created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. A group of people around the world are suddenly ...more

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv
Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American drama series based on the book written by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas. Set in 1979, the series revolves around two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff and ...more

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The Crown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Claire Foy, Matt Smith, Vanessa Kirby
The Crown (Netflix, 2016) is an American-British biographical drama series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. The series begins with the 1947 wedding of young Elizabeth ...more

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Frontier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Jason Momoa, Alun Armstrong, Landon Liboiron
Frontier (Netflix, 2016) is a Canadian-American historical drama television series co-created by Brad Peyton, Rob Blackie, and Peter Blackie. Declan Harp (Jason Momoa), a part-Irish, part-Cree ...more

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The Umbrella Academy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman
The Umbrella Academy (Netflix, 2019) is an American television series developed by Steve Blackman, based on the comic book series by Gerard Way. A disbanded group of superheroes reunite after ...more

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Northern Rescue is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
William Baldwin, Kathleen Robertson, Amalia Williamson
Northern Rescue (CBC, Netflix, 2019) is a Canadian television drama. After the death of his wife, Sarah, John West (Baldwin), packs up his three children and moves from their hectic urban life ...more

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Bodyguard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Gina McKee
Bodyguard (Netflix, 2018) is a British television political thriller drama series created by Jed Mercurio. Police Sergeant David Budd (Richard Madden), a heroic British Army war-veteran ...more

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What/If is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
What/If (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series created by Mike Kelley. Each season will tackle a different morality tale inspired by culturally consequential source

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The House of Flowers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Verónica Castro, Cecilia Suárez, Aislinn Derbez
The House of Flowers (Netflix, 2018), in Spanish "La Casa de las Flores," is a Mexican comedy-drama television series created by Manolo Caro. The show depicts a dysfunctional ...more

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Mixtape is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Callie Hernandez, Jahmil French, Jenna Dewan
Mixtape (Netflix, 2019) is an American musical drama television series created by Josh Safran. A disparate group of people in contemporary Los Angeles are connected through the music that lives ...more

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Wild District is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Juan Pablo Raba, Cristina Umaña, Camila Sodi
Wild District (Netflix, 2018), in Spanish "Distrito Salvaje", is a Colombian action television drama created by Cristian Conti. The series tells the story of Jhon Jeiver (Juan Pablo ...more

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Locke & Key is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Jackson Robert Scott
Locke & Key (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama web television series based on the comic book series by Joe Hill. Three siblings return to their ancestral home in Massachusetts after their ...more

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Osmosis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Hugo Becker, Agathe Bonitzer, Nicolas Van Beveren
Osmosis (Netflix, 2019) is an upcoming French science fiction television drama. Set in near-future Paris, a new dating app called “Osmosis” can decode true love, digging deep into its users’ ...more

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Delhi Crime is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Swati Bhatia, Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang
Delhi Crime (Netflix, 2019) is an Indian anthology television drama. Based on the true story of the Nirbhaya case, the show follows the Delhi Police investigation into the finding of the men who ...more

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Most Beautiful Thing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Maria Casadevall, Leandro Lima, Fernanda Vasconcellos
Most Beautiful Thing (Netflix, 2019), in Portuguese "Coisa Mais Linda," is a Brazilian period drama television series. The show follows young and wealthy Maria Luiza (Maria Casadevall) ...more

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Safe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Audrey Fleurot
Safe (Netflix, 2018) is a television drama series created by Harlan Coben. After his teenage daughter goes missing, widowed surgeon Tom Delaney (Michael C. Hall) begins unearthing dark secrets ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook
Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the exploits of Colombian Pablo Escobar, as well ...more

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Dear White People is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton
Dear White People (2017, Netflix) is an American satirical comedy-drama television series based on Justin Simien's 2014 film of the same name. It follows a group of students of color at a ...more

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Narcos: Mexico is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Michael Peña, Diego Luna, Tenoch Huerta Mejía
Narcos: Mexico (Netflix, 2018) is an American crime drama web television series created by Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, and a companion series to Narcos. The rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an ...more

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The Good Cop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Tony Danza, Josh Groban, Monica Barbaro
The Good Cop (Netflix, 2018) is an American television series created by Andy Breckman. A disgraced former NYPD officer (Tony Danza) lives with his son (Josh Groban), an earnest, obsessively ...more

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Kiss Me First is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Netflix Original Drama Shows
Kiss Me First Tallulah Haddon, Simona Brown, Matthew Beard
Kiss Me First (Channel 4, 2018) is a British horror-thriller drama series created by Bryan Elsley. A lonely video game addict (Tallulah Haddon) to the online world of Azana meets a confident ...more